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    Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers - Journey into Mystery #69 Gruto Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1961). When it came to creating wild n' wooly monsters, few comic book artists could come even close to the "King." This floating head "reaction-shot" montage from "Gruto the Creature from Nowhere" must rank as one of Kirby's most arresting pre-hero Marvel images. Monsters such as Gruto were eventually cross-bred with traditional super-heroes to create Marvel's revolutionary Silver Age formula of heroic monsters pitted against attractive anti-heroes. The success of the brainstorm spoke for itself as characters such as the Hulk, the Thing, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the X-Men captured the imagination of Silver Age readers and fandom and are now world-famous. Dick Ayers' virile inks proved perfect for Kirby's monster masterpieces. The image area of this splash is 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition.

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